Half Syn Cumberland Pie | Slimming World

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We adore a good Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot, and whilst browsing some old recipe books we saw something called Cumberland Pie. We liked the sound of it, so came up with this recipe for Half Syn Cumberland Pie.

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There isn’t much better than beef that falls apart when you cut it with a fork. This is one of those dishes that will warm your insides on a cold winters day.

We often get asked what sort of dishes we make at home for dinner, THIS is one of those dishes! We might be chefs, but we’re certainly not the pretentious type.

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How do i cook this Half Syn Cumberland Pie?

This Half Syn Cumberland Pie is ridiculously easy to make. If you’ve got an Instant Pot it’s even easier! What is an Instant pot? It’s a hybrid cooker, that cooks under pressure, as well as 7 other types of cooking. It means you can even cook a whole chicken in it in just 20 minutes.

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It’s also really good at cooking stews, and even cheesecakes (warning, that’s NOT a Slimming friendly link!!). We love ours, and it’s out on our counter at least 3 times a week.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot (you really should get one!), you can also make this in the oven or on the stove. It’ll just take a little longer, about 2-3 hours.

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You could use any sort of lean braising/stewing steak for this Half Syn Cumberland Pie too!

low syn cumberland pie

As for speed food, we pack this with so many carrots and chunks of celery. You could also add mushrooms if you like! Serve with a generous helping of cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower. You’ll have some gravy left from the meat that you can pour over them. Heaven!

When ever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower, Olive Oil and Butter flavours are ideal for this Half Syn Cumberland Pie recipe.

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Half Syn Cumberland Pie

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portion 10 minutes 45 minutes

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520kcal

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
In the Instant Pot
  1. Make up the stock using 1 Beef Stock Cube and 450ml of boiling water, then season the meat well, with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and spray with a little Frylight. Brown the meat a little at a time and set aside
  3. Add a little of the stock to the Instant Pot and stir to deglaze. When there are not bits left on the bottom of the pan add the chopped veg and a few sprigs of thyme. Allow to cook until the veg starts to soften
  4. Stir in the tomato puree and Worcestershire sauce, then add the rest of the stock and bay leaves
  5. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook on Manual for 15 minutes, Natural Pressure Release (NPR)
  6. While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes and cook them until they are almost cooked, but still quite firm. You can do this in the microwave (for about 8-10 minutes) or in a pan of boiling water
  7. Allow the potatoes to cool slightly and cut them into slices about 1cm thick
  8. When the Instant Pot has finished, leave it for about 15-17 minutes to release the pressure naturally. After 15-17 minute (until the float drops) open the lid, then set back to sauté. Stir in the stock pots
  9. Mix the cornflour with a little water, then pour it into the pot, stirring well (but be careful not to break up the meat too much!)
  10. Pour the mixture into a decent sized casserole or lasagne dish. Top with the sliced potato and spray with some Frylight
  11. Cook for 20 minutes at 200°C, then top with the grated cheese and cook for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and browned
In the oven or on the stove method
  1. Make up the stock using 1 Beef Stock Cube and 450ml of boiling water, then season the meat well, with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  2. Using a pan that's suitable for the oven, brown the meat a little at a time and set aside. Then saute the onion, carrots, celery and a few sprigs of thyme
  3. When the veg has softened stir in the Worcestershire Sauce and Tomato Puree
  4. Add the stock, beef and bay leaves. Stir, then bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 - 2.5 hours in the oven at 150°C (you can do this on the stove, but keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't boil dry
  5. While the meat is cooking, peel the potatoes and cook them until they are almost cooked, but still quite firm. You can do this in the microwave (for about 8-10 minutes) or in a pan of boiling water. Let them cool slightly then cut them into 1cm slices
  6. When 2-2.5 hours is up, stir in the stock pots and mix the cornflour with a little water, then pour it in, stirring well.
  7. Pour the mixture into a decent sized casserole or lasagne dish. Top with the sliced potato and spray with some Frylight
  8. Cook for 20 minutes at 200°C, then top with the grated cheese and cook for another 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and browned

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18 Comments
    1. Hi Maureen,
      Yes it freezes well. I tend to take them out of the freezer the night before or first thing in the morning, then just reheat for dinner time

  1. Made this today and it was delicious! Worth more than the half a syn per portion, easily. I made the stew part in the skow cooker while I was out at work and then finished it off when I got home. Hardly any effort for something the whole family will enjoy – this is definitely going in my “to do again” recipe file.

  2. Made this yesterday. Was really tasty and very filling. Served it with green veg and parsnip and butternut squash cooked in my halo+ Yum

  3. Hi, I’m making this today & looking forward to it already! Would it be ok to cover it with foil in the oven as I don’t have a casserole dish with a lid. Thanks Karen 😊

    1. Hi Matt
      You could certainly make the steak mixture up the day before, but once the potato is sliced it will probably start to discolour quite quickly, so it’s probably best to do that as close to cooking as possible

  4. Hi can you tell me how long the meat would take to cook in a slow cooker as an alternative, I’d love to try this recipe. Thanks

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